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Plant Leaf ELMs Undergo Shape Shifting Driven by External Stimuli

  • Plant/polymer composite materials have been fabricated
  • These  composite  materials  are  stimuli responsive  and  can  undergo  shape-shifting   behavior   in   response   to temperature or light
  • Agriculture  is  essential  to  life,  yet  very few examples of ELMs involving plants have been achieved
  • This  example  supports  one  thrust  of IRG  2:  Shape  shifting  Engineered Living Materials